S & S News: The Week in Highlights – 21.02.2019

S & S News: The Week in Highlights shares a collection of current articles, reports and stories that are newsworthy in the realm of sustainability, social responsibility and beyond. Feature promise: Absolutely no fake news. 

The scoop this week sees positive fashion, inclusivity and activism reign as firmly on trend at London Fashion Week. Notably the collaboration of BBC Earth, British Fashion Council & Mother of Pearl for a show set in the stunning Fitzrovia cathedral attended by Dame AnnaWintour herself. This was a circular event, whereby all was rented creating minimal waste, donating sales to cleaning up the oceans to address fast fashion & microplastics in the industry. Parallel to this is the publishing of the hotly anticipated Environmental Audit Committee’s Fixing Fashion report.

Apparel and animal derivatives are addressed as Victoria Beckham bans exotic skins and Boohoo demonstrate a lack of understanding over animal sheering practices & backtrack on their momentary banning of wool.

Meanwhile, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games reveal plans to manufacture its medals from consumer electronics including mobile phones with the mission to create an innovative future for all.

Environmental Audit Committee publishes its Fixing Fashion Report 

https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/environmental-audit-committee/inquiries/parliament-2017/sustainability-of-the-fashion-industry-17-19/

BBC launches London Fashion Week sustainability project via BBC 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-london-47270927/bbc-launches-london-fashion-week-sustainability-project

BBC Earth, British Fashion Council and Mother of Pearl celebrate Positive Fashion at London Fashion Week via London Fashion Week

https://londonfashionweek.co.uk/news_detail.aspx?ID=1953

Tokyo 2020 Medal Project to manufacture the medals for use at Tokyo 2020 from consumer electronics such as used mobile phones via Tokyo 2020

https://tokyo2020.org/en/games/medals/project/

Victoria Beckham Bans Exotic Skins Via Vogue 

https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/victoria-beckham-bans-exotic-skins

Surfers Against Sewage warns new recycling scheme could fail to capture billions of plastic bottles if industry succeeds in watering down the Deposit Return Scheme via SAS 

https://www.sas.org.uk/news/surfers-against-sewage-warns-new-recycling-scheme-could-fail-to-capture-billions-of-plastic-bottles-if-industry-succeeds-in-watering-down-the-deposit-return-scheme/

These 11 EU states already meet their 2020 renewable energy targets via World Economic Forum

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/02/these-11-eu-states-already-meet-their-2020-renewable-energy-targets?fbclid=IwAR24W_4IyS6rZ8c9RCrQct1bf0H4T2S-vf9QlaUbf47lZHjrq8COiYC3-wg

Boohoo says it WILL continue to use wool after u-turning on pledge to ban the material over cruelty claims via Daily Mail (sorry) 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6714549/Boohoo-says-continue-use-wool-u-turning-pledge-hours.html

The sky’s the limit as architects design UN17 eco-village in Copenhagen via Responsible Business

Gender pay gap grows at hundreds of big firms via BBC

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47252848

Sharp rise in methane levels threatens world climate targets via the Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/17/methane-levels-sharp-rise-threaten-paris-climate-agreement?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

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